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The time has finally come to put my beloved mk2 back on the road.


It's been sitting around for the past 5 years waiting patiently till for me
. It'll need a few jobs to get it going right again and here's what I've planned. If you can spot anything that I should do, please let me know. I need to keep this list as short as possible to keep costs down.


Power steering - being supplied/fitted by Ronan (cheers)

Clutch Kit - Sachs
Timing Belt Kit
Fan Belt
Oil Filter
Fuel Filter
Air Filter
Oil - Any Recommendations, I used to use fully or semi-synthetic, can't remember
Spark Plugs
Coolant
Brake Fluid
Brake Lines - Goodridge I'm thinking. Do I need a 4 or 6 line kit?
Stereo - Need a cheap one for the passat and my Alpine going into Mk2
Battery - Size and Brand?
Tracking
Bumpers - what should I use to clean and blacken them?
Wiper motor

Let the good times come again!!!
 

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shit sorry ya,


1989 VW Golf Gti 1.8 Gti

i went to the school for the gifted!!!
 

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QUOTE (craig @ Jan 9 2006, 04:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Off subject but isn't it nicer driving a mk2 without P/S!!

Yes but my wife will be driving it durning the day so it's needed not wanted.
 

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you need a 6 line kit for the brakes.
Might be no harm to change the discs and pads aswell if
its sitting up for 5 years.

Give the dizzy cap and rotar arm a clear too.
 

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Cian, sorry about the off topic q but, whats the deal with the sideways mk2 in your avatar?


for all us rally fans out there
 

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QUOTE (kvw @ Jan 9 2006, 05:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


Cian, sorry about the off topic q but, whats the deal with the sideways mk2 in your avatar?


for all us rally fans out there

Ya, I was going to ask that too. Nice avatar
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Replace the dizzie cap, rotor arm and leads. Check all the vacc hoses and the coolant pipes for leaks as well and clean the battery connectors and any earth points - especially on the coil, alternator and starter.

I've always used the Quantum Silver Synta semi-synth oil from GSF and have never had any complaints.

Good luck with the work - it will be nice to have another one back on the roads.
 

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hi cian... in my mk2 i ran helix oil that i bought from the vw dealership in england, its specifically designs for vdubs and when i made the change over i noticed a great improvement in engine noise, temperature and throttle response... give it a whirl...

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throttle body is prob glued shut with crap if it was cleaned before u parked it,
Also like dieseldave said above, if u still have the old rear calipers on it, theyre more than likely shot, along with your hand brake cables.

All the best getting it going!
Where in west cork are you?
 

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QUOTE (kvw @ Jan 9 2006, 05:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


Cian, sorry about the off topic q but, whats the deal with the sideways mk2 in your avatar?


for all us rally fans out there


Rally school in Dungarvan Co. Waterford. My wife got me a voucher last christmas, went up end of april last year and had a blast. it was short, only about 1.5 hrs. basically instructor shows you racing lines, how to handbrake, and best of all how to go sideways!!!
mind you there was many corners where i was facing backwards.


it's expensive, €325 for the hour and half, but a real blast.

rallyschool

the car is toyota twin cam running gear with in a mk2 shell

clicky

and yes the second photo is me (with Captian Peacock)

Highly recommend it
 

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Good fun no doubt, the 1.5 hour only teased you I suppose
. The instructor can control the car as your driving if anything goes wrong can't they?
Like a lot of rally fans the mk2 was always my favourite, they're good to watch and can provide better entertainment than the WRCs I reckon, there's a bit of "driving" in them too...
 

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fella i used to work with had an ex rally mk4 escort with rwd with a 450bhp cossie lump from a saff cossie... absolutely unbelievable car... when it was rallyin it had a 2.0 pinto lumps on webers which would be enough for most people but the blokes a bit of a psycho!!!
 

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Ya, the Cossies put out some crazy power alright, wicked cars! A1 Rallysport in England built a 650bhp Cossie engined 4x4 Fiesta with a 0-60 time of 2.85sec!
 

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Back now after walking Captain Peacock, yes in the rain, to answer questions and ask even more

QUOTE (Dieseldave @ Jan 9 2006, 05:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>you need a 6 line kit for the brakes.
Might be no harm to change the discs and pads aswell if
its sitting up for 5 years.

Give the dizzy cap and rotar arm a clear too.

I've no idea what condition the pads and disk are in, I did drive it for 3 days for the June bank holiday at a mates wedding. all seemed fine at the time. I'll be looking at the car more closely on Saturday. it's currently parked at the parents house and is nearly always dark when I get there so can't do much looking then!!! I was quoted €86 +vat, I think, for goodridge 6 lines from GSF. Think I'll go for these. I've heard great things about them.

what the fudge is a dizzy cap and rotor arm?
Main dealer or motor factor part? What kinda money?

QUOTE (fendervg @ Jan 9 2006, 06:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Replace the dizzie cap, rotor arm and leads. Check all the vacc hoses and the coolant pipes for leaks as well and clean the battery connectors and any earth points - especially on the coil, alternator and starter.

I've always used the Quantum Silver Synta semi-synth oil from GSF and have never had any complaints.

Good luck with the work - it will be nice to have another one back on the roads.

Coolant will be replaced and there's a new battery going in, so I'll keep an eye on these.

QUOTE (Oisin @ Jan 9 2006, 07:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>throttle body is prob glued shut with crap if it was cleaned before u parked it,
Also like dieseldave said above, if u still have the old rear calipers on it, theyre more than likely shot, along with your hand brake cables.

All the best getting it going!
Where in west cork are you?

the throttle wasn't cleaned before it parked, does this mean it might not be glued shut?

As I said, the car was out for three days in 04 and there was no bother with the handbrake. It worked a dream. It's has been parked with the handbrake off, so maybe there ok. If they are shagged, can they be refurbed or do they need to be replaced?

I'm in Bandon. And you? we must meet up. I've been threating to meet DirtyDiesel since last Nov, so don't hold your breath.


QUOTE (JMS @ Jan 9 2006, 08:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Good fun no doubt, the 1.5 hour only teased you I suppose
. The instructor can control the car as your driving if anything goes wrong can't they?
Like a lot of rally fans the mk2 was always my favourite, they're good to watch and can provide better entertainment than the WRCs I reckon, there's a bit of "driving" in them too...

The instructor hand no pedals in the passenger foot well. You sit in for the first lap and he takes you around to show you the ropes. Then at the end after your timed lap, he takes you around shows how you how it's meant to be done. And he doesn't hang around.


Have to agree with you, mk2, entertainment in spade loads!!!
 

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We seem to have gone well off topic
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To (chance
) answering a few of your questions...
Regarding the battery, you'd probabaly want to buy a 45Ah one to be on the safe side, Exide batteries are good.
Then the oil- what sort of milage is on your car? You could go for something like 10w40 or 15w40 semi-synthetic, look for vw ratings and eg. SJ, A2/A3 (A3 being better),that's what I check anyway.
If the milage is high don't get an oil that's too thin or it will only burn up quicker and wear the engine.

If your rear callipers are bad, it would be nearly as cost effective to buy new ones rather than recon your own ones. You could also fit mk4 callipers like a few lads here did, they're a better job in the long run.
Your handbrake cables might be ok but could be perished too, if they are new ones aren't too expensive.

To clean the bumpers and blacken them simply give them a good wash and even a rub of tar remover wouldn't go astray, to bring back the black colour on the plastic I used Autoglym "Bumper Black" aerosol before and it brought back the colour but it only lasted for a while, you can also get "Bumper Care" gel from Autoglym also but I don't know what it's like though I'd say it brings up more of a shine on the plastic.
I haven't tried any other products yet so I can't really recommened a brand though I know there's other stuff out that's supposed to keep the plastic black for ages but I can't remember what it's called.
 
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